It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom 120 satraps, to be throughout the whole kingdom; and over them three high officials, of whom Daniel was one, to whom these satraps should give account, so that the king might suffer no loss. Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him. Then these men said, “We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.” Daniel 6:1-5
Daniel is still not popular with the rest of the Babylonian satraps and wise men. It is understandable because Daniel has been able to do things and interprets things none of the rest have been able to do. Their jealousy has turned to hatred and they plot to find a way to bring Daniel down. Daniel has done all that has been asked of him while at the same time honoring God.
For most Christians we spend most of our time working in the secular world. So like Daniel we need to conduct ourselves so that we honor God. Even those Christians who work for churches or other religious organizations spend a lot of their lives interacting with the world and they too need to conduct their lives so that interaction honors God. Sometimes that is easier said than done.
It can be hard to keep a Godly attitude when dealing with the world but that is something we as Christians must do. For a lot of people we will be the only exposure to God they ever have. If that come off negative then they may turn from God but a positive experience may be the nudge they need to come to God.
I know it is hard as I struggle whit this also. For me it comes when I am driving. I am not a very patient driver and at times I lose it all together. I am working on this and sometimes I feel like I am getting better but every once in a while I slip up. We each need to examine our lives to see how we are different on the other six days of the week from Sunday at Church. The we need to ask God to work on the areas that need change.
Something for all of us to remember is that we may be the only Bible many people will ever read. Let’s try better to give the Good Book the respect it deserves.
Have a blessed day,